Each year the entire church gathers for a parish meeting to reflect upon what God has done in the previous year and anticipate the next. This meeting includes the presentation of the 2018 budget, the election of new Vestry members, and the Annual Parish Report for 2017. We will meet Sunday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. and frame our time together with Evening Prayer.
As it pertains to Vestry members, according to the bylaws of our church, members of the Vestry serve a term of two years. Each year, those outgoing members of the Vestry serve as the Nominating Committee for new members to be elected at the Annual Parish Meeting. After receiving recommendations from the parish, the Committee, chaired by Jane Garrety, submits the following candidates for election.
Vestry Nominees for 2018
Bev Carr has been married to Kenn for thirty-nine years, and they have three children: Will, Jim, and Alex. With a degree in nursing, Bev has helped with Kenn’s solo family medicine practice for the span of their marriage (translation: co-owner, office manager, and the janitor). She is privileged to serve as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors at Agape House of Northwest TN. Bev has also been a Master Gardener for nine years and belongs to the Madison County Master Gardeners organization. She will try almost any recipe, if she can find someone who will come eat!
Will Pinson is married to Megan Pinson, and father to Marcy, Miles Olivia, and Oliver Pinson. He and Megan are both native to Jackson, Tennessee. They feel blessed to call All Saints their church home, because they have been embraced by the entire community. Their family was confirmed in November of 2014. Will is a Registered Professional Engineer with the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service. He oversees design and construction of conservation practices in all twenty-one counties of West Tennessee. Will embraces that he is doing the Lord’s work by conserving Earth’s natural resources, and restoring wildlife habitat in the process. Will also enjoys fishing, golf, tennis, hunting, bike riding, and reading.
Robin Salyers is married to David Salyers and they have two grown children, Ashley and Kara, and three grandchildren, Kaley, Allie, and Brody. She was confirmed at All Saints in 2013. Robin is a Professor for the Division of Education and Computer Information Systems at Bethel University where she has been a faculty member since 2007. She serves as one of the Division of Education Co-Directors. Robin currently serves on the board of JACOA. At All Saints, she has traveled with the mission team to Honduras, and she serves as a Lector, Intercessor, and member of the Outreach Committee. She is passionate about studying and memorizing Scripture. Hobbies include the art of illuminated manuscripts, cooking, and travel.
Jonathan Stewart is husband to Shannon Stewart and the father of four unique and amazing daughters: Sammie, Carlee Hayse, Stella and Addie. The Stewarts have been at All Saints for six years. Jonathan loves the way our liturgy involves everyday life, including his work as an attorney at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere and Bell. He is a native of North Alabama, but claims Mississippi roots. Jonathan moved to Jackson in 1995 to attend Union University and was encouraged by Shannon to return to Jackson upon completion of law school at the University of Memphis. He is a member of the board of directors of Area Relief Ministries and Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys reading and fishing.